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Electricity in a top case
« on: April 25, 2015, 03:01:59 am »
After adding a Shad top case to the Queen Mum, I caught a dose of envy.  The factory case has a USB charger.  I had to out do the factory.  Ebay is my usual one stop shopping store and here's what I scored:



There's a waterproof flanged connector, an LED light strip, a dual 12v/USB converter, and not pictured is a mercury tip switch.  Here's a shot of where the mercury switch was mounted:



When the lid is closed, the circuit is open.  Open the lid and here's what you see:



To install the goodies, I drilled a 3/4" hole in the lower front edge for the flanged connector.  It's attached with black nylon screws and sealed with silicone.  Inside, I used hot glue to mount the USB adapter and secure the wires.  I bought a short Powerlet cable to run from the outlet on the left rear of the bike to the top case.  All in all, there's less than $50 invested.  The Powerlet cable was by far the most costly item at about $25.





Hot glue was used to secure the loose wires to the case after I took this photo.  Next project is to rewire the outlet on the bike so that it's got power when the ignition is on even if the engine isn't running.
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Re: Electricity in a top case
« Reply #1 on: April 25, 2015, 11:28:30 am »
Looks a nice bright light! Very useful. Is there a chance the Mercury tip switch may have the light going on and off in the case while riding potentially causing extra, admittedly minimal, current draw?
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Re: Electricity in a top case
« Reply #2 on: April 25, 2015, 02:54:23 pm »
Yes, possibly.  Under extremely hard braking, very steep downhills, and stoppies for sure!
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Re: Electricity in a top case
« Reply #3 on: April 25, 2015, 03:30:12 pm »
Nice work and good pictures!  An excellent solution for other than the factory option.  :028:
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Re: Electricity in a top case
« Reply #4 on: April 27, 2015, 05:10:50 am »
Wow. That's good looking and utilitarian.  Me I just keep  a flashlight in the trunk.  I may have to rethink things.
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Re: Electricity in a top case
« Reply #5 on: April 27, 2015, 08:38:35 am »
Excellent  :152: :152: :047:

Does anyone have an idea doing the same with the stock top case ?

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Re: Electricity in a top case
« Reply #6 on: April 27, 2015, 02:00:41 pm »
I haven't seen a Triumph case but the mercury switch and light only cost about $5 each. There's probably a way to rig it somehow.
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Re: Electricity in a top case
« Reply #7 on: April 27, 2015, 07:33:19 pm »
With the Triumph case it should be even easier as you already have power to the case that comes on with the key!

When I get home from holiday I am going to look into mounting to high level tail, stop and indicator lights to a Trophy top box so I will be taking a look shortly!
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